Patrick Clare

Blurry black and white yearbook photo of a young man with his hair falling over his eyes; he looks like the photo was taken before he got the chance to smile.Name: Patrick Clare.
Died: April 27, 2011.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Medical Malpractice.
Location: Coalinga, California, USA.
Disability: Autism-like developmental disability, epilepsy.

Patrick’s father, a dentist, was removing Patrick’s infected wisdom tooth. When his father had been trying and failing to remove the tooth for an hour, Patrick wanted to stop and leave. Instead, his father administered a total of two doses of Valium and three doses of morphine. This was far too much sedative for Patrick’s 129-pound body, and his father had neither a license to use sedatives nor the necessary monitoring equipment.

Even though a dental assistant pointed out, twice, that Patrick was having trouble breathing, Patrick’s father ignored the problem until Patrick stopped breathing entirely. Patrick’s father performed CPR, described by police as “half-hearted”–using so little pressure that it wouldn’t have been enough to honk a car horn, and without moving Patrick to a firm surface. Patrick was dead on arrival at the hospital.

Perpetrator: Allen Clare (Father), charged with administering sedatives without a license, pleaded no contest, given three years of probation; probation terminated over a year early, charges dismissed.

Source: Dentistry so bad that police called it murder – but DA balked

Rene Vera

No PhotoName: Rene Vera.
Died: March 2, 2011.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Flushing, New York, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Rene was stabbed and smothered by his mother.

Perpetrator: Migdalia Vera (Mother), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 7 years.

Source: Mom allegedly kills wheelchair-bound son; Sentenced to 7 years

Cynthia Cline

No PhotoName: Cynthia Lynn Cline.
Died: November 14, 2010.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio, USA.
Disability: “Mentally disabled”.

Cynthia’s boyfriend stabbed her to death.

Perpetrator: Clyde Harris (Boyfriend), charged with felonious assault.

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Cynthia Lynn Cline

Wieslawa Pytlinski

No PhotoName: Wieslawa Zofia Pytlinski.
Died: October 4, 2010
Age at death: 57.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Knox County, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; confidential.

Wieslawa was beaten to death by her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Michael Dunn (Boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source: Man indicted on murder charge in girlfriend’s death

David Lauberts

No PhotoName: David Lauberts.
Died: September 15, 2010.
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Greeley, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Mental and physical disabilities.

David’s brother burned down their home to try to hide David’s death. It is not known exactly how David died.

Perpetrator: James Thorpe Lauberts (Brother), charged with criminally negligent homicide, arson, and tampering with evidence.

Source: Greeley man charged in brother’s death

Jeffrey Bishop

No PhotoName: Jeffrey Bishop.
Died: Late August 2010.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Unknown; was receiving disability checks.

Jeffrey was staying with a couple who were supposed to care for him in exchange for receiving his disability checks. Instead, they killed him and continued cashing the checks.

Perpetrator: Dennis Mitchell and Heather Lynn Baringer (Caregivers).

Source: Two charged with murder after body found wrapped in bags in basement

Jorene White

Photo of Jorene White, a middle-aged woman.Name: Jorene White.
Died: July 23, 2010.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Madisonville, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Severe arthritis.

Jorene’s husband neglected her. She died of infected bedsores.

Perpetrator: Darrel White (Husband), convicted of neglect; 5 years of probation.

Source: Darrel White Allowed Bed-Ridden Wife Jorene White to Be Eaten Alive by Maggots

Wendy Garland

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Name: Wendy Garland.
Died: July 8, 2010.
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome, cerebral palsy.

Wendy died when her family ignored her in a filthy room that, in midsummer, had heated up to 100 degrees. When they found her dead, they tried to cover up by moving her out of her room, but when police saw where Wendy had been staying, they arrested her family.

Perpetrator: Florence Garland (Mother) and Helene Hutchinson (sister), both charged with neglect of an elderly or disabled person.

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Diane Stewart

Photo of Diane Stewart. She is a middle-aged woman with fair skin and auburn hair, wearing a flowered blouse and sitting at a computer. She is smiling at the camera.Name: Diane Stewart.
Died: June 25, 2010.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Unsolved.
Location: Bassingbourn, England, UK.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Healthy and active except for her well-controlled epilepsy, Diane died suddenly while alone in the house with her husband. Her death was put down to SUDEP, or sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. However, seven years later, her husband was convicted in the murder of his second wife, and Diane’s death has come back under suspicion.

She was school secretary at a primary school. She enjoyed jogging and aerobics.

Perpetrator: Ian Stewart (Husband), convicted of the murder of Helen Bailey; under investigation.

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Elizabeth Knowles

Photo of Elizabeth Knowles. She has pale skin, chin-length curly brown hair, and blue eyes. She is smiling slightly. She is wearing a pink sleeveless shirt and a silver necklace.Name: Elizabeth Joy Knowles.
Died: April 22, 2010.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kallangur, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Chronic illness, mobility impairment (Wheelchair user).

Elizabeth’s husband set their house on fire and left her inside, knowing she could not get out; she died of smoke inhalation. Less than a day later, her husband put in an insurance claim on the house.

Perpetrator: David Maxwell Knowles (Husband), charged with murder.

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